Papas World – Growing up in a little town – my family.

We did not know that we did not have much!

We never talked about it – we had a black and white TV.

We had numerous cars – first one I remember was when we

brought my baby brother home from the hospital in 1954?

It was a green color and I remember being in the back seat

The upholstery was a fuzzy feeling

and Mom was in the front with Mike and dad driving.


We had the old rotary phone on the wall by the steps to the celler.

Back at that time – it was a “PARTY LINE”!

And you called the operator and gave her I think three numbers.

Then it changed and we got our own number

to which I still know to this day!

And next door my sister lived and I know that number today!

I remember riding with my father and little brother

Across the state line to NY State and to Portville

some maybe 8 miles away.

To a place called “WILSON’S FRUIT STAND”!

It was a treat for us as we always got something

maybe a apple or orange

And my dad always bought a case of Carling’s Black Label

once a week!

Mom and dad drank beer –

There was a group of friends

The Framptons up the street – the West’s out on the South of town

The Howells also on the South of town.

The Petruzzi’s – ( sp ) who was my dads best friend Elmer and Angie.

The Marones – they all bowled together – played cards

and went for vacations to fish in the far North of Canada.

That was before I was old enough to go

and then my little brother came along

But I saw the pictures – my older brother – not my sister –

I do not know why she did not go?

But – my brother was friends with Ron and his father and mother

Elmer and Angie and they remained friends until he passed away

four years ago.

We have our friends today just as they did.

We never had a color TV until 1968 – after I was gone.

I actually had roller skates for a long time before

I got my first bike – a Western Flyer

Then I was off to the park and all points of the town.

My mom was small – maybe 5’2″

and my dad just shy of 6’0

Back then that was tall.

But she ruled the roost so to speak.

We did not have much – no spending money as kids.

My older brother worked and my sister baby sit.

But – I did not know what I did not know.

My memories are good ones.

I remember the very first time I heard

” I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND”

It was the H.S. cafe and a childhood friend

from when I was perhaps 10 or 11

came into the cafe singing this song as he got in line.

But that is another story for another time

We did not have much in growing up

But I retained a load of memories rich in thought!

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Papa’s World – life – living life – doing it my way!

Family – my why!

Living life doing it my way – became my blog site!

Family became my WHY

and FRIENDS became my reason – to meet my FAMILY!

However – I never stay in bed unless I am ill which is not often!

I think I have always been living life my own way

I am a watcher – listener – observing what is around me.

I have my opinions – unless asked – I keep them to myself.

I am a independent – I do not like party’s

I do not need to adhere to a agenda

I think for myself.

Hence – my blog livinglifedoingitmyway.blog

I do not choose one news outlet over another

I can see for myself – and think things through.

I listen to people talk – I see actions – I select what I think is the truth.

Both sides – and the middle.

My family – church – friends are important to me.

Not all of the above think as I do.

I respect that.

My blog is born of which I have described.

But – mostly to put down memories

in pictures and words.

PAPA & MORMOR

So that the generations now and those to come

have a place to go back and see just who we are.

Therefore my blog is born

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WHERE FRIENDS MEET THE FAMILY!

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Papa’s World – Things in my life – memories

I wonder where these people think they are right!

There are so many inconsiderate people out there driving.

They pass you on the right in turn lanes –

They pass you on the left and then cut in front of you

to take the exit!

They tail gate – they constantly blow their horns at other people

This scares you if you do not know what is going on!

Just a pet peeve with me!

Let food be your medicine – let medicine be your food!

Finally – after almost 40 years –

I started eating healthy!

My wife – Sherry – started me on the road to health.

She and I had gone to NBC for your health –

at the Washington DC convention center.

There she found what was to become our staple

Juice Plus – over 30 fruits – vegetables and berries JUICED!

All the nutrients after drying in a patented formula

put into capsules or gummy’s.

The next best thing to real food

and you take them every day!

Being nice – being friendly – being polite – being helpful!

I post every day on social media and I write a blog everyday.

Three things I post everyday.

Good thoughts – smiles and laughter – positive thoughts!

I try to not post political – really hard not too!

My thought on that is my VOTE!

Making changes that way and peaceful protest –

writing letters and postcards.

But – my motto so to speak is above –

IT’S IMPORTANT TO BE NICE!

I LOVE MY WIFE – ALL THE DIFFERENT PERSONALITY’S!

At the falls!

Just a few of the things in my life – memories!

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Papa’s World – I write a blog – livinglifedoingitmyway.blog

Papa and Sherry

My inspiration to write-

“YOU HAVE TO PUT THESE SOMEWHERE THAT WE CAN FIND THEM”!

Thus was born my blog.

And as of today – around 340 blogs are stored there!

THIS IS MY WHY!

I have always wanted to write – even though I can not spell!

And I struggle with English Comp.

But – I find just putting my thoughts into words

and posting pictures – a way for future generations

to read and see what our life was like.

I wish my parents had been able to do this.

I write about family – journeys – friends –

past memories from childhood ( before they are lost forever)

about daily happenings – a diary of sorts.

My late brother Roger and Sherry

He was also my friend – close – and my boyhood hero.

The person in my life I love the most.

We have been together for over 39 years – married 38 years.

Writing a bolg is simple and easy for me.

I love to tell the story.

Last year we hosted the movie and – TV and stage star Ronny Cox

best known for the movie Deliverance.

His songs are stories – some made up – other true

and some a little bit of both.

He told me ” I AM A STORY TELLER”!

And so am I!

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Papa’s World – A little bit of this & that – a piece of me!

We have bought and sold FIVE houses in our 38 years of marriage.

And – each one I have left behind a little bit of myself!

Our first house was in the country – EAST WINDFALL ROAD –

outside Olean New York – but Portville N.Y. school district.

The driveway was a 1/10 th. of a mile long.

Great for sled riding in Winter but also getting stuck in the snow!

At that house – Sherry’s father and I built large butchers block –

multiple colors of wood – glued together – light and dark and oiled.

It was large and took up the full counter to the right of the stove.

It replaced that counter top.

It was really something and he taught me so much

as he was a master carpenter.

Our second house was Pleasant acres drive – Portville N.Y.

At that house I left a tiled floor in both the laundry room and the half bath.

As well as nearly 50 % of the basement.

My very first tile work.

I also replaced all the molding and door frames with the help of her father.

And we installed chair molding in the dining room.

But the secret was the finish – he taught me just how to get that high finish.

Tricks he used using cheese cloth to strain the stain – steel wool it –

and apply coat after coat until it almost was like a mirror!

Our third house was Fountain side lane in Fairfax Va.

Here I painted the entire ceiling and walls of the garage –

having to close the garage door and it got really hot in there.

I also went into the woods there and followed a small stream

and collected all sizes and colors of limestone rocks.

I used them by the eaves spouts for when it rained

and let the water gush over them like a stream.

I installed dimmer light switches for the dining room

and pained rooms.

Our next house was Ridgetop Commons – just a few blocks from the last one.

Both houses were about 2 miles from the NRA headquarters

and George Mason University.

At this house I put down sand and gravel a

and installed blocks for our patio under the deck

I also installed a small swing for our grand daughters

During that time when we first moved in –

the water drain backed up – we had to vacate –

They had to come in and dig up the driveway and to the middle of the road.

When they built the place –

someone broke the main drainage line

connecting to the main sewage line in the middle of the road.

Here we had a 15 foot hole in our driveway & to the middle of the street.

They put us up at the Hyatt in Reston until they fixed it!

But – I wrote my full name and date in the cement of that driveway!

I also built and installed a platform in that garage for storage.

In our last house on Minerva drive in Brambleton Va,

This was our dream home – thinking we would be here –

never moving again.

I built this patio out the back door

and moved

and took out all the bushes on the whole yard.

I planted all the bushes and trees by hand – mostly on my knees

as the ground is full of rocks and I dug them out with a garden trough.

I planted everything and it comes back each year.
Every tree and bush I planted
I moved these from the front yard
The last things I planted were these bushes and the Swedish Roses – given to us from our close friends in memory of Sherry’s mother Barb ( GIGI)

I have often thought in my mind to return and see if it all is still there

after 38 years have gone by!

Yes – I have left a little bit of this and that where ever we have lived!

I somehow remember them all!

There is a piece of me all over –

but for the most part I am the only one who knows.

Except my name – set in cement with the date

On Timber Meadows Drive- Fairfax Va.

And by the way – I also installed a ceiling fan there

in the Master Bedroom – and while up on my metal step ladder

a storm blew in just as I was connecting it up –

And rain poured and lightening flashed –

Thunder roared and scared me – here I was – standing on that ladder

But my name is engraved on that driveway- and the date.

I will always remember that fan! LOL

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Papas World – Blogging – sharing the positive

I never knew I was going to blog –

My wife – Sherry – told me in 2011

” You need to get on face book “

All your friends keep asking about you!

This is so true
I remember my mother buying
me what was then called “Blue Jeans”
They were so baggy
and the “IN” style then was
skin tight
black or red socks
and high top
black and white
tennis sneakers!

So – I signed up for my site

and began writing short daily happenings

I called them ” JUST ANOTHER DAY IN MY LIFE”

And numbered them from the day I started in sequence!

This is true in our oldest
daughters house
open a cupboard
and there are all these
containers with no lids!

I started to accumulate “Friends” outside my old friends.

And they were from all over the Country

and some from the World!

Most I did not know personally

But through our “Home Business”

I was too much for some people
but I wrote about my life
and the lives of my loved ones
and the lives of my closest
and dearest friends.

I determined that from reading the daily paper

and watching the news

That I would bring POSITIVE – FUNNY

and GOOD thoughts to my site.

There fore I very seldom do anything Political.

I keep it pretty much as I stated

Which is getting hard to do with

everything going on.

I so believe this
and hope one day
that we all can be nice
to each other

Then – my wife found a site that will publish

your face book writings for certain time periods

and publish them in a book form.

My one desire is to write a book on memories I have.

She choose a six month period and had it printed

It is so cool – with my picture on the front –

However – I had written so much –

That if I had them all printed –

there would be TEN full books!

I most likely in my younger years
could of truthfully stated this!
LOL

And she said this would be too expensive

You need to write and put it down

where we can all read it!

So , I did , eight years ago –

I started a blog – I wrote a lot but then for some reason

I quit and believe it or not – I LOST IT somewhere

IN THE CLOUD!

I could not find it again and had never written down the site!

All those things were gone
but she told me she had met a friend
through networking
named Belinda
who could get me started again
on a new site and a new blog!
A BIG HUG TO BELINDA

So – we met – and she was talking me through the startup!

When lo and behold – we found one of the two old sites!

Yes – I had two sites and we stumbled over one of them.

It had 4 blogs and I was on my way!

That was last April – and today –

I have written over 200 blogs

and have accumulated 180 FOLLOWERS!

From all over the WORLD!

I have finally found my passion
writing – family – friends
and sharing my life

The main thing is –

When I am gone – my memories will linger on.

I have no one left that I grew up with as family

except two niece’s – three great niece – and great – great niece and nephews.

My two sons – but the rest are gone.

No one remembers that life of or came before!

Today I am the eldest
the one whom they call
when they want to know
about family
Today I am all that is left to remember
to put it all down

So – I write – everyday – I put down thoughts

I put down memories

I put down current events and family

THIS IS MY BOOK !

Sherry and Tom
2019
70 years old

I have lived a good life – ups and downs –

Almost gone

but still here.

I record trying to stay true to my beliefs

FAMILY- CHURCH- GOD – FRIENDS – COUNTRY

” DO THE RIGHT THING”

” DO ALL THE LITTLE THINGS RIGHT – AND THE BIG THINGS –

WILL TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES”

That is how I have lived my life.

Yep – this would be me!

I leave you with a quote –

“It’s not for me to question why? But for me to do or die”

When you get married – I think you both need to think about this!

Sherry and Tom
almost 38 years being married!

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